Cha-Cha is a vibrant, flirtatious and fun dance, and is one of the most popular social Latin-American dances.  The Cha-Cha originated from Cuba, was brought to England in the early 1950’s, and developed into a ballroom dance style.  Basic rhythm is “2, 3, 4&1” or “2, 3, cha-cha-cha” with the accent on count 1.  The tempo is fast, sassy and staccato.  Like most Latin dances, it is done with the feet remaining close to the floor (toe steps).  Hip movement is achieved through the alternate bending and straightening action of the knees.  The upper body shifts over the supporting foot as the steps are taken.